About Us

Brief History of the Institute

The Institute for Civil Services Examination Training Society, formerly known as IAS Coaching Centre, started functioning in August 1989 under the Scheduled Castes Development Department. Originally, the IAS Coaching Centre was established as per GO (MS) 19/89/SCSTDD dated 19-04-1989.  Later the Centre was brought under a Society, “Institute for Civil Services Examination Training Society (ICSETS) as per GO (MS) 32/93/SCSTDD dtd. 26-06-1993 and registered (No.445/93) under the Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. The Society is an autonomous Institution under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Development Department.

The Institute for Civil Services Examination Training Society aims at establishing Social Justice, to the weaker section of the Society realizing that the representation from the weaker sections of Society – especially from SC,ST – in Civil Services, is lesser in number. This Institute creates awareness among graduates of SC,ST community about the Civil Services Examination with the following objectives:

  • To assist young men and women belong to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and such other weaker communities to be decided by the Institute to prepare themselves for competitive examinations being held by the Union Public Service Commission by imparting free training.
  • To promote literary scientific and other activities among young men and women belonging to the above communities.
  • To promote integration and dissemination of knowledge in various fields of human activities in relation to Education, Administration, Management etc.
  • To act as a Centre for Research and Management Development programmes in contact with Government, Universities, Public or Private Agencies.
  • To establish Centers under the society with the above-mentioned objectives in other parts of the State as Regional and District Centers.

The address of the Institute/Society is as follows:

Institute for Civil Services Examination Training Society,
Ground Floor, Ambedkar Bhavan, Near Govt Press,
Mannanthala, Thiruvananthapuram – 695015.

Phone: +91-471-2533272 
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